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August 10 – God’s Gift of Grace

Psalm 79-80 Romans 11:1-18 “And if he chose them by grace, it is not for the things they have done. If they could be made God’s people by what they did, God’s gift of grace would not really be a … Continue reading

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March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

Judges 11-12 Luke 6:1-26 “People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be blessed. Be full of joy at that time, … Continue reading

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May 8 – Hearing the Unexpected

Officer Scott Patrick of the Sarasota, Florida Police Department was walking into the department headquarters to turn in some paperwork when a car stopped in the middle of the road and honked at him. Figuring the driver needed help, he … Continue reading

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May 4 – When God Says “No”

Acts 16:1-15; Judges 2-3; Job 34 If the most famous authors of our time were able to sit down around the table some night, I have no doubt that at some point the conversation would turn to rejection. I would … Continue reading

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March 31 – Joining the Group

Psalm 150; 1 Samuel 17:1-23; Acts 5:12-16 Those awkward moments happen all the time. The “cool” gang gets together at school and sits down in the cafeteria. Others look at them, wanting to be a part, but don’t even think … Continue reading

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March 29 – Rejection

Psalm 118:1-2 14-24; Judges 4:17-23; 5:24-31a; Revelation 12:1-12 People fear rejection. We see it as failure and no one wants to fail. So we do whatever we can to avoid that rejection – often not trying to succeed. Think about … Continue reading

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April 30 – The Opportunites in Rejection

Acts 13:26-52; Joshua 20-21; Job 30 Paul and Barnabas began their missionary journey with the purpose of leading all people to follow Jesus – but especially Jews. The pattern that would continue throughout their joint and separate ministry trips was … Continue reading

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July 11 – Rebellion, Rejection, Repentance and Hope

Mark 16; 1 Kings 12:1-31; Hosea 14 There is a progression of life. It begins with rejection and sin. Jereboam was rejected by Rehoboam and the kingdom of Israel split. In his bitterness, Jereboam wanted to be sure that the … Continue reading

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March 15 – Repentance and Love

Matthew 15:21-39; Leviticus 26-27; Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 There are always those on the outside. These are the people who don’t belong and know that they don’t belong. Deep in their hearts and souls they seek to find ways to belong to … Continue reading

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